Every ingredient in this recipe shouts out its health benefits. The fact that it tastes good – and can be done in 11 minutes – is a bonus. Asian flavor profiles are represented well: the tartness of vinegar (an age-old health booster), sweet and savory marmalade, and a splash of spice from mustard bring out the slightly nutty, very green taste of edamame, a soybean variety that has been enjoyed in Asian cultures for centuries. There are even Japanese poems about it. The crunch of bright carrots and broccoli makes this a salad good for adults and kids alike.
· Yield: 8 (3/4 cup) servings
· Prep Time: 5 minutes
· Cooking Time: 6 minutes
· Total Time: 11 minutes
· 1 lb. broccoli florets
· 1 ½ cups edamame beans
· 1 cup carrots, julienned
· 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
· 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
· 1 ½ teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped
· 1 ½ teaspoons country-style mustard
Follow the prep technique next to each ingredient.
In a small saucepan combine the vinegar, marmalade, garlic and mustard. Simmer until all flavors are well combined. Place the broccoli and edamame in a steam basket and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and combine with the shredded carrots, folding in the orange marmalade-mustard mixture. Enjoy!